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Three Study days and the Seminar have been arranged for 2019 - details below


Recent Acquisitions Study Session

This event takes place on 30th March 2019 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm and will take place at St Anthony's Hall, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PW.

It is a Guild event being organised by Isabel Dibden Wright, isabeldibdenwright@gmail.com.

This afternoon visit will be an opportunity to view some of the recent acquisitions made to the Quilters’ Guild collection. Heather Audin, the curator, will be leading this session. We will benefit from her expertise and she will be able to give us valuable insight into the history and provenance of these pieces. It may encourage some of you to consider some research into what you are able to study during the visit.

Information on how to find The Quilters’ Guild, including a map and travel directions, can be found at www.quiltmuseum.org.uk/finding-us/

Please complete the booking form below. Spaces are limited, and we need yourbooking no later than Monday 4thMarch 2019.

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Exploring Research Study Day 

This event takes place on 29th June 2019 from 10:30am to 4:00pm and will take place at St Anthony's Hall, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PW.

It is a Guild event being organised by BQSG Isabel Dibden Wright, isabeldibdenwright@gmail.com.

Quilts can be fascinating items to study and if you have always wondered how to go about unlocking their secrets here is your chance to find out more. This is a full day workshop on how to begin quilt research. The sessions are suitable for beginners to quilt research and those wishing to gain new ideas on research techniques or who haven’t done research for a while.

On the day you will be able to learn about different approaches to studying historic and contemporary quilts and quiltmaking practice. There will be guidance on selecting a research topic, finding information, putting quilts into context and working with museums. There will also be a practical study session with the chance to examine quilts in detailfrom The Quilters’ Guild Collection, and learn how to “read” a quilt.

The study day will be led by Isabel Dibden Wright, previously Senior Lecturer in the School of Design at Manchester Metropolitan University, Bridget Long, Chair of the BQSG Research Panel and Heather Audin, curator of The Quilters’ Guild Collection.

Information on how to find The Quilters’ Guild, including a map and travel directions, can be found at www.quiltmuseum.org.uk/finding-us/

Please complete the booking form below. Spaces are limited, so early booking is advisable.

(Please note: There are no facilities for refreshments on site so please bring them with you. Due to space restrictions lunch must be taken off site, but there are many places to eat nearby).

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How Do I Start? Where Do I Go Next?

BQSG Advanced Research Day

Saturday 7th Sept 2019: 10.30 – 16.00

John Woolman Room, Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London

This is a full day workshop on how to begin your quilt history research and then follow a research path. The session is suitable for those who wish to start on their chosen topic or have already embarked on research. It will include a discussion on how to uncover more about the topic you are interested in, establish your research question and consider where to go to discover extra information.

There will be a practical session on the use of online resources such as The British Newspaper Archive, London Lives, and genealogical databases and will include tips on recording, storing, organising, analysing and presenting data.
 

Advice on preparing abstracts for submission to a seminar and writing a research paper including referencing will be covered.  Each attendee will have time to talk about their own work using PowerPoint or from written notes and images and get support, advice and feedback from other attendees.

The study day will be led by Dr Bridget Long, Visiting Research Fellow in History, University of Hertfordshire and Chair of BQSG Research Panel and Anne Jeater, past Chair of BQSG

Information on how to find Friends House, including a map and travel directions, can be found at https://www.friendshouse.co.uk/

Please complete the booking form below.  Spaces are limited, so please book early.

(Please note: Bring your own lunch or there is a café with sandwiches to buy on site)

Advanced Research Day Booking Form

        
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BQSG 2019 SEMINAR

Holiday Inn, Farnborough, GU14 6AZ

25- 27 October 2019

Whatever else may happen in 2019, one reliable source of interest and stimulation is the annual BQSG Seminar.

Although the Research Group is still planning the content of our 2019 Seminar, the Committee is pleased to announce that the Seminar will be held at the Holiday Inn, Lynchford Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 6AZ.  This 140-bed hotel has free wi-fi, a fitness centre, indoor pool and ample parking.  It is 6 miles (approx. 17 minutes by car) from the location of our Friday study sessions in Farnham, Surrey.

The study sessions on Friday 25October are at the Crafts Study Centre, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, GU9 7DS.  Here we will see a range of items (textile and documentary) from the Crafts Study Centre’s own collection, in addition to a selection of items from the (neighbouring) Textiles Collection of UCA Farnham.  As well as items from the Muriel Rose Bequest (which feature in both collections), we will be able to take a close look at a very wide range of textiles.

As our visit coincides with Farnham’s “October Craft Month”, there will be much else to see of interest, including “The Crafts Study Centre @ 50” exhibition and special exhibits at other town centre locations, such as the New Ashgate Gallery and Farnham Museum.  Further information will be provided when available.

The Crafts Study Centre is adjacent to two large pay & display car parks and is a 15 to 20 minutes’ walk from Farnham Station.  For those travelling by public transport, please indicate on the booking form if you are likely to require transport from Farnham back to the hotel in Farnborough on Friday afternoon, as shared transport may be organised (at a charge).

Please book as soon as possible, to avoid disappointment.  To meet hotel requirements, I must have received your booking and payment by Friday 6 September, 2019

Click here for further details and to print out Booking Form

Laura Cochran

Seminar Organiser

seminar_bqsg@quiltersguild.org.uk

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Popular events during 2018 have been:-

The 2018 SEMINAR held at the COPTHORNE HOTEL, CULVERHOUSE CROSS, CARDIFF on the 26 – 28 OCTOBER

with a study session and visit to St Fagan's National Museum of History

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

BQSG Introduction to Quilt Research Study Day was held onSaturday 1st September 2018 10.30am. - 4.00pm.

at The Quilters' Guild Headquarters, St Anthony's Hall, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PW  


JULY 2018

BQSG Quilt Research Study Day was held on Saturday 14th July 2018 10.00am. - 4.00pm.

at Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester M13BB